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European Chapter Subsequent Boards
by Barbra Wood
During the chapter business meeting at Marcel Dassault in Paris, June 1989, Wim said, among other things, that the Chapter was now on the road to continued success and the future looked good for increased membership and support for further symposia in Europe.

Having seen all this happen he would now be stepping down from the office of President to take up full retirement. He had enjoyed every moment of the forming of the Chapter and felt a great satisfaction on its success. Wim expressed his thanks to all Chapter members for their help and support and addressed those present regarding election of new officers. Erwin Reil and Ken Chilvers had offered to serve for a further two years.

On the question of a new President, Gösta Niss had been nominated while regarding the Vice President, a ballot by all members present was carried out to elect a new Vice President.
Based on the result of the count Giuseppe Ferretti was elected as new Vice President and welcomed to the Committee. Wim handed over the SFTE European Chapter shield to Gösta and wished him well for the future as President.

The second Board (1989-91) of SFTE European Chapter, therefore, consisted of:

Gösta NissPresident
Giuseppe Ferretti Vice President
Ken Chilvers Secretary
Erwin Reil Treasurer

Board meeting at SAAB; (from left to right: Giuseppe Ferretti, Gösta Niss, and Erwin Reil)

In the course of this term, Giuseppe Ferretti, Vice-President left his charge as Alenia Flight Test Manager, being requested to take over a larger responsibility in his Company. For this reason he had to retire from the Board (but still remaining a SFTE member).
Pierluigi Duranti, Alenia Flight Test Engineering Manager, took over as Vice- President.
At the closure of the 4th Mini-Symposium, during the Business Meeting held in Pratica di Mare (Rome), Ken Chilvers resigned as Secretary/Membership Chairman. The other three committee members, Gösta, Pierluigi and Erwin, agreed to run for another term and were re-elected, unopposed.
There were two nominations for the Secretary/Membership Chairman post and, after due process, Barbara Wood was elected.

The 1991-93 Board, therefore, consisted of:

Gösta Niss President
Pierluigi Duranti Vice-President
Barbara Wood Secretary
Erwin Reil Treasurer
Franz Enzinger Technical Council representative


Left to right: Gösta Niss, Erwin Reil, Barbara Wood, Pierluigi Duranti, and Franz Enzinger In the course of this term, Gösta Niss proposed, and the Board fully agreed, to enlarge the national representation in the committee. After the business meeting in Munich Jan van Twisk was then nominated Director at large, representing the Netherlands.
At the end of the 6th Symposium (September 93) in Cranfield, Gösta Niss had to retire, as required by the SFTE bylaws which prevents a president from remaining in charge longer than two terms.
As new committee members were elected for the term 1993-95 (from left to right in the photo):

Pierluigi Duranti President
Franz Enzinger Vice-President
Barbara Wood Secretary
Gerhard Henselmann Treasurer
Jan van Twisk Director at large
Bengt Oredsson Director at large



On June 22, 1995, at the annual business meeting, Franz Enzinger (Germany) was elected as the fourth President of the European Chapter. The composition of the board for the term 1995-1997 was:
Franz Enzinger President
Barbara Wood Vice-President
Hilbert Gustafsson Secretary
Gerhard Henselmann Treasurer
Guy Destarac Director at large
Pierluigi Duranti Director at large
Bengt Oredsson Director at large
Jan van Twisk Director at large

The composition of the board for the term 1997-1999 was:

Franz Enzinger President
Barbara Wood Vice-President
C. Meinhard Schmücker Treasurer
Hilbert Gustafsson Secretary
Pierluigi Duranti Director at large
Bengt Oredsson Director at large
Guy Destarac Director at large
Sam Storm Van Leeuwen Director at large

In 1998 Pierluigi Duranti was replaced as Director at Large by Rodolfo Carabelli, Italy, head of Alenia Flight Test.

Some of the board members during a visit to DERA in 1998. (From Left to right: P. Duranti, H. Gustafsson, B. Oredsson, B. Wood, John Mabberley (Managing Director of DERA Tec.), G. Destarac, Franz Enzinger, M. Schmcker)

At the Annual Business Meeting in Delft, June 1999, the following Chapter Board Members were elected for the term 1999 - 2001:
Barbara Wood President
Bengt Ordesson Vice-President
C. Meinhard Schmücker Treasurer
Paul Ellis Secretary
Rodolfo Carabelli Director at Large
Dennis Morley Director at Large
Guy Destarac Director at Large
Sam Storm Van Leeuwen Director at Large


The 2001-2003 Chapter Board, elected at the Chapter Business Meeting on December 2001 in Söderköping, Sweden, was as follows:

Barbara Wood President
Kjell Karlsson Vice-President
C. Meinhard SchmückerTreasurer
Paul Ellis Secretary
Alessandro Ferretti Director at Large
Dennis Morley Director at Large
Pascal Joly Director at Large
Henk Jentink Director at Large


The 2005-2007 Chapter Board was as follows:

Pascal JolyPresident
Allessandro FerrettiVice-President
Rudolf HeinzingerTreasurer
Lars-Åke HolmSecretary
C. Meinhard SchmückerDirector at Large
Kjell KarlssonDirector at Large
Dennis MorleyDirector at Large
Barbara WoodDirector at Large
Henk JentinkDirector at Large